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PARKI\'S PLATOON

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A powerpoint presentation about PARKI\'S PLATOON, marathon #5 of 5 on The Forces March.

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PARKI\'S PLATOON

  1. 1. Parki’s platoon<br />BE INSPIRED!<br />SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2011<br />
  2. 2. PARKI’S PLATOON<br />On 31st May 2010 Ben took part in The Forces March 2010 walking 400yds to the finish line of the 132.5 mile challenge in front of a huge crowd.<br />Ben was joined for the last stage of the march by many runners and walkers who had turned out to support him. The group included Ben’s brother Phil.<br />In 2011, the final marathon of The Forces March is once again named in honour of our incredible Patron.<br />Parki’s Platoon will begin in the Wiltshire village of Maiden Bradley and will finish at The Forces Festival 2011, Bulford.<br />Are YOU up for the challenge?<br />On 12th September 2006 Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson’s life was to change forever. Whilst on tour in Afghanistan with his unit, 7 Para RHA, Ben was caught in a landmine blast. He suffered more than 40 injuries including the loss of his legs, fractures to his spine and left arm, brain damage, a broken Coccyx, breaks to every rib, punctured lungs and numerous broken fingers. Ben spent 4 months in a coma. Medical experts predicted that due to the severity of Ben’s injuries he would never be able to walk, talk or even dress himself again.<br />With determination so typical of British troops Ben has never accepted those predictions. <br />
  3. 3. Parki’s platoon<br />How to join:<br />Visit www.forcesmarch.org.uk<br />Click on ‘Details of how to enter can be found here’<br />Click on ‘ENTRY’<br />Choose Day 5<br />Complete the form, pay your entry fee (£25) and start training!<br />PARKI’S PLATOON<br />Follow in the footsteps of heroes<br />

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